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A whiskey adventure for you and me.

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    This one goes out to the East Coast tonight.
Vanilla Amaretto Cocoa
Ingredients
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
pinch kosher salt
3 cups whole milk
4 ounces milk chocolate chips
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
2 teapoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon espresso powder (or 1/2 cup brewed espresso)
3 ounces Amaretto
4 ounces whiskey
Marshmallows for garnish

Procedures
1 In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.

2 Add vanilla, espresso, Amaretto, and whiskey and stir to combine. Pour into glasses and serve with marshmallows.

    This one goes out to the East Coast tonight.

    Vanilla Amaretto Cocoa

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup cocoa powder

    1 tablespoon granulated sugar

    pinch kosher salt

    3 cups whole milk

    4 ounces milk chocolate chips

    4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips

    2 teapoons vanilla extract

    1 teaspoon espresso powder (or 1/2 cup brewed espresso)

    3 ounces Amaretto

    4 ounces whiskey

    Marshmallows for garnish

    Procedures

    1 In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.

    2 Add vanilla, espresso, Amaretto, and whiskey and stir to combine. Pour into glasses and serve with marshmallows.

    (Source: seriouseats.com)

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    BOURBON MILKSHAKE
2 oz. bourbon2 oz. chocolate syrup1 cup vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. *Add a bit of milk if the shake is too thick.

    BOURBON MILKSHAKE

    2 oz. bourbon
    2 oz. chocolate syrup
    1 cup vanilla ice cream

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. *Add a bit of milk if the shake is too thick.

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    Bacon, Bourbon, & Hazelnut Cocoa 
Ingredients
4 thick-cut slices of bacon
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
pinch kosher salt
3 cups whole milk
4 ounces milk chocolate chips
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
4 ounces Frangelico
4 ounces Bourbon
Whipped cream and chopped toasted hazelnuts for garnish
Procedures
1 Cook bacon in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat until crisp and rendered. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour fat into a small bowl and stir in corn starch with a fork.
2 In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in reserved bacon fat/corn starch mixture, milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.
3 Add Frangelico and bourbon. Pour into individual serving cups. Top with whipped cream, chopped toasted hazelnuts, and a strip of bacon. Serve immediately.

    Bacon, Bourbon, & Hazelnut Cocoa 

    Ingredients

    4 thick-cut slices of bacon

    1/2 teaspoon corn starch

    1/4 cup cocoa powder

    1 tablespoon granulated sugar

    pinch kosher salt

    3 cups whole milk

    4 ounces milk chocolate chips

    4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips

    4 ounces Frangelico

    4 ounces Bourbon

    Whipped cream and chopped toasted hazelnuts for garnish

    Procedures

    1 Cook bacon in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat until crisp and rendered. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour fat into a small bowl and stir in corn starch with a fork.

    2 In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in reserved bacon fat/corn starch mixture, milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.

    3 Add Frangelico and bourbon. Pour into individual serving cups. Top with whipped cream, chopped toasted hazelnuts, and a strip of bacon. Serve immediately.

    (Source: seriouseats.com)

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    FOOD REPUBLIC: 35 New Ways to Mix an Old-Fashioned 
Purists will tell you there is only one true way to mix an old fashioned—rightfully so, the drink has survived over 200 years with only slight disturbances to the recipe. (“Without the fruit salad, please.”) That didn’t stop Food Republic from dreaming up a few dozen ways to mix a cube of sugar, some ice cubes, and alcohol. 
Notable: 
1. Rye Old Fashioned: This is the classic, your granddaddy’s Old Fashioned. Take a sugar cube and dampen it with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters, then crush it. Toss in a couple big, beautiful ice cubes and top with three fingers of rye. Stir in the glass.
2. Bourbon Old Fashioned: Repeat the above steps, but with bourbon. In fact, we could enter seven or eight entries right here just for different bourbons, each of which will bring a different flavor profile to the drink.
5. American Trilogy: A few bars around New York City will make you this drink by local bartender Mickey McIlroy. It’s an Old Fashioned made with equal parts rye and applejack, and orange bitters. (All American products: get it?)6. Orange Old Fashioned: Angostura might be the go-to bitters in the formula, but switch up your classic recipe with orange bitters for brighter aromatics.14. Maple Old Fashioned: Same goes for super-sweet maple syrup, an ideal sweetener for any dark spirit Old Fashioned.15. Honey Old Fashioned: Honey syrup is another sweetener you might try, perhaps with a lighter whiskey.17. Mole Old-Fashioned: Make your favorite Old Fashioned, but with mole bitters for a chocolatey aroma.35. Hot Old Fashioned: Ice is the traditional water component, but on a cold day, hot water will do.

    FOOD REPUBLIC: 35 New Ways to Mix an Old-Fashioned 

    Purists will tell you there is only one true way to mix an old fashioned—rightfully so, the drink has survived over 200 years with only slight disturbances to the recipe. (“Without the fruit salad, please.”) That didn’t stop Food Republic from dreaming up a few dozen ways to mix a cube of sugar, some ice cubes, and alcohol. 

    Notable: 

    1. Rye Old Fashioned: This is the classic, your granddaddy’s Old Fashioned. Take a sugar cube and dampen it with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters, then crush it. Toss in a couple big, beautiful ice cubes and top with three fingers of rye. Stir in the glass.

    2. Bourbon Old Fashioned: Repeat the above steps, but with bourbon. In fact, we could enter seven or eight entries right here just for different bourbons, each of which will bring a different flavor profile to the drink.


    5. American Trilogy: A few bars around New York City will make you this drink by local bartender Mickey McIlroy. It’s an Old Fashioned made with equal parts rye and applejack, and orange bitters. (All American products: get it?)

    6. Orange Old Fashioned: Angostura might be the go-to bitters in the formula, but switch up your classic recipe with orange bitters for brighter aromatics.

    14. Maple Old Fashioned: Same goes for super-sweet maple syrup, an ideal sweetener for any dark spirit Old Fashioned.

    15. Honey Old Fashioned: Honey syrup is another sweetener you might try, perhaps with a lighter whiskey.

    17. Mole Old-Fashioned: Make your favorite Old Fashioned, but with mole bitters for a chocolatey aroma.

    35. Hot Old Fashioned: Ice is the traditional water component, but on a cold day, hot water will do.

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    RICH BOURBON HOT CHOCOLATE
INGREDIENTS:
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
• 2 TBS dutch-processed cocoa powder*
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup bourbon 
• 1.5 cups water
DIRECTIONS:
Combine sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan with water. Warm over medium heat and whisk constantly until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat.
Add in bourbon and stir just before serving. Use a ladel to spoon into mugs.
BOOZY WHIP CREAM STARS
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2 tsp booze of choice (bourbon, brandy, cointreau, etc.) *I used bourbon :)
DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a medium or large bowl and whisk together with an electric beater until soft peaks form on the cream, about 3 minutes.
Transfer fresh whipped cream mixture to a wide flat dish (like a pie plate) and smooth mixture flat and as even as possible. Place in the freezer for several hours.
When the mixture is frozen, use your favorite mini cookie cutters (like these) to cut out shapes in the whipped cream. Place them on top of your delicious homemade hot chocolate and watch them melt hearts as they melt away!

    RICH BOURBON HOT CHOCOLATE

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

    • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

    • 2 TBS dutch-processed cocoa powder*

    • 1/8 tsp salt

    • 1/2 cup bourbon 

    • 1.5 cups water

    DIRECTIONS:

    Combine sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan with water. Warm over medium heat and whisk constantly until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat.

    Add in bourbon and stir just before serving. Use a ladel to spoon into mugs.

    BOOZY WHIP CREAM STARS

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 cup heavy cream

    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

    • 2 tsp booze of choice (bourbon, brandy, cointreau, etc.) *I used bourbon :)

    DIRECTIONS:

    Combine ingredients in a medium or large bowl and whisk together with an electric beater until soft peaks form on the cream, about 3 minutes.

    Transfer fresh whipped cream mixture to a wide flat dish (like a pie plate) and smooth mixture flat and as even as possible. Place in the freezer for several hours.

    When the mixture is frozen, use your favorite mini cookie cutters (like these) to cut out shapes in the whipped cream. Place them on top of your delicious homemade hot chocolate and watch them melt hearts as they melt away!

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The Long House George
1 1/2 oz whiskey
3/4 oz applejack
1/2 oz vanilla liqueur
3 drops chocolate bitters
Dash Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients with cracked ice and stir well to combine. Strain into an old fashioned glass with a single large ice cube. Garnish with a slice of apple.
Original recipe called for Canadian whiskey, but since I have none, I went with rye. Turned out quite nicely.

    The Long House George

    • 1 1/2 oz whiskey
    • 3/4 oz applejack
    • 1/2 oz vanilla liqueur
    • 3 drops chocolate bitters
    • Dash Chartreuse

    Combine all ingredients with cracked ice and stir well to combine. Strain into an old fashioned glass with a single large ice cube. Garnish with a slice of apple.

    Original recipe called for Canadian whiskey, but since I have none, I went with rye. Turned out quite nicely.

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    Bourbon Indulgences
a drink to absolve your sins. 
Need you indulge in a coffee drink, really treat yourself. This drink is certainly rich. One is maybe all you need. 
3/4 ounce Woodford Reserve bourbon
3/4 ounce Godiva chocolate liquor 
[optional: 1 tablespoon cocoa mix] 
3/4 ounce Tuaca vanilla citrus liquor 
top with Coffee & whip cream 

    Bourbon Indulgences

    a drink to absolve your sins. 

    Need you indulge in a coffee drink, really treat yourself. This drink is certainly rich. One is maybe all you need. 

    3/4 ounce Woodford Reserve bourbon

    3/4 ounce Godiva chocolate liquor 

    [optional: 1 tablespoon cocoa mix] 

    3/4 ounce Tuaca vanilla citrus liquor 

    top with Coffee & whip cream